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Originally Posted by WiraHmmmm, an 8 when you practically say every aspect of the combat is flawed in some way or another?
I've played the other total war games thouroughly enjoyed them though, so I'll certainly give this one a try too.
Originally Posted by storm20200What difficulty was the reviewer playing on?
Originally Posted by jonQuote:Originally Posted by storm20200What difficulty was the reviewer playing on?
"If you actually manage to have a battle, you'll find the Bark of the Pine Tree army formation unbeatable - we managed heroic victory after heroic victory all too easily, even with the difficulty set to Hard."
Originally Posted by YslenIn my experience of total war games, "Hard" means "Normal" and "Very Hard" means "Hard" for battle AI. Also, if you have better units because you're doing better on the campaign map the battled will be easy...
Originally Posted by CardJoeI wouldn't call the review hasty. We've been playing it since early February. As for multiplayer thoughts, I'll have Clive drop in here with more of his thoughts.
Originally Posted by WhirlyI first started playing the TW games after I picked up M:TW2 for 99p a few years back. I'm currently playing Empire after getting it and Napoleon for £6 a couple of weeks ago. I'm enjoying the experience immensely but I can't say I'm looking to buy Shogun 2 until it is going for a few quid.
I have to agree Toka: strategy games seem to be getting worse....and are often buggy/badly balanced on release. I played Empire when it first came out and promptly sold it because of it obviously was going to require many patches to sort it out. Even now I get unexplained slow-downs on a Core I7-930/GTX470!
And companies now seem less and less interested in fixing their work. It's sad to say it but nowadays the smart money waits a few months after release before buying to ensure a good experience.
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